The Legacy of Atlantis - The Awakening of Evil


Is it real? Is it a myth? There are people all over who will argue both cases. Some people will even tell you that magic is science we are unable to comprehend. At the end of the day, it doesn't matter what other people tell you. All that matters is what I tell you right now.

I come from a world thought long gone by you and your people. It's better that way. For hundreds of years, the planet of New Atlantis has prospered in peace and, well...prosperity. That all changed when I ventured into a whole new world of forces that were beyond both my control and understanding, and now chaos lurks around every corner.

Believe it or not, I'm the only one who can stop it.

My name is Jason Wolf and in order for me to succeed, I need you to believe in the impossible. Trust me when I say that the fate of both our worlds hang in the balance.


19. Enter the Black Star

The Planet of New Atlantis, the Asphodel Zone


Base 21, The Techno Dome


2nd August 2017, 08:27 am…





Warping was an interesting experience, Dimitri thought. One moment, he was standing in the Data Retention Sector, Adam’s hand on his shoulder. Then there was a burst of light, a tingling sensation all over, and then they were somewhere else entirely.


The room that they now stood in was, like so many others on the Base, dome-shaped, although this one was significantly smaller.


A chandelier hung from the very centre of the ceiling, belching brilliant white light across the entire dome, and the dome itself had a second level that ran around the edge of the dome and was connected to a small flight of stairs with a handrail.


Just like in the Control Dome, there was a large, transparent cube with a solid, white frame and sitting on a wide, marble platform and the floor was completely strewn with wires. Different sections of armour were hung on the wall, as were several different weapons, none of which Dimitri could make head or tail of.


Dimitri was more interested in fact that Ami was perched atop the glass cube, legs swinging adorably. “Hey, you two!” she grinned, a light in her face that Dimitri had never seen since meeting her the day before.

Even so, something about her smile was unusual.


“Ami,” Adam said pleasantly from beside Dimitri. “What’s shaking?”




Ami hopped down from the cube. “Not much. Just working on a few projects.”

“Anything exciting?” Adam asked.

“Same old, same old,” Ami said. “What can I help you with?”


“I’m taking the little guy to Black Star Containment,” Adam explained. “The boss wants him to be a part of the interrogation.”

“Ah,” Ami nodded. “Makes sense, I guess. I think I might have some stuff to help you with that.”



Ami strode across the cable-strewn floor to a desk with several leather pendants attached to different coloured stones laid out flat. She ran her finger along the rows before selecting a pendant with a jade green stone, which she handed to Dimitri. “Here. Put that on.”


Dimitri recognized the artefact immediately. “This is a Charm, isn’t it?”

Ami smiled. “And just what do you know about Charms?”

“Well, I know they’re pieces of stone imbued with Magical power,” Dimitri said grandly. “Only, they feed off of the wearer’s power to maintain their own power. It’s sort of like an easier way to cast spells.”


“Right,” Ami nodded. “That one there is a Shield Charm. For as long as you wear that, you’ll have a transparent, skin-tight and nigh impenetrable force field that will mould to your body perfectly. It’ll protect you from intense heat, intense cold, harmful spells, physical attacks…the works.”


Dimitri looked impressed. “Cool,” he said. Then he glanced at Adam. “Don’t you need one?”

“Me?” Adam asked, looking affronted. “Of course not. I’ve been practising my shield for a long time, and I’m pretty sure I can hold it up without having to use a charm. The only reason you’ve got one, is because you’re not so experienced as I am in casting Shield spells.”


“Oh,” Dimitri said. “My bad.”



He looped the pendant around his neck, expecting to feel some difference, but nothing came. “Did it work?” he asked.

“Hopefully,” Ami smiled. “The force field is invisible until something hits it, at which point it’ll flare blue. When it starts to flare green when under fire, you know it’s about to break.”


“Blue, good,” Dimitri said with a grin. “Green, bad.”

Ami gave him the thumbs-up. “Precisely. Adam, I’ve got your regular armour all ready for you.”


As Ami began to kit Adam out in matte, black armour, a strange, goofy look on her face, Dimitri frowned. “If you can keep a Shield up for so long, why d’you need armour?”

“Good question,” Adam admitted. “It’s not the armour I need, it’s the weight. If you practise fighting while you wear something heavy, it builds up your speed and agility.”


Dimitri nodded. “That’s actually a good idea.”

Adam grinned. “Stick with me, kid. I’ll show you the ropes.”



It turned out that Adam didn’t wear much armour – only a chestplate connected to a back plate, nefariously spiked shoulder guards, metallic greaves and elbow-length black, leather gloves. “Feels heavier than before,” he said admiringly.


To Dimitri’s astonishment, Ami went red. “I…er…enchanted it to make it a little heavier like you wanted,” she said.

“I like it,” Adam smiled. “It’s perfect.”



Ami went even redder.



What the hell is going on here? Dimitri wondered to himself.


Adam turned around and aimed his palm at Dimitri. The boy had only time to say, “What are you-?”, before there was a blast like a gunshot and a bolt of purple energy shot out from Adam’s hand and slammed into Dimitri’s chest.


Dimitri braced himself for the pain, but it never came. The force of the impact knocked him back about a foot, but it didn’t hurt not one bit. A glare of azure blue filled Dimitri’s eyes for a brief second, and that was it.


“What was that for?!” Dimtri steamed.

“Just checking that your shield was functioning,” Adam said calmly. “That was the Hurling Spell. It should’ve thrown you at least ten feet backward, but I guess you shield is working.”


Ami laughed. “Relax, Dimitri. Uncle Floyd’s charms are nearly infallible. Nearly.”


She went over to her computer and began tapping in commands. “I’m just contacting the prison’s sentry and warning them that you’re on approach.”

“Thanks,” Adam said gratefully. “Last time I went without clearing it first, I had to blow up about fifty drones.”



“Drones?” Dimitri asked.

“Well, they’re not going to leave the most dangerous prison on New Atlantis without security, are they?” Adam asked.

“Technically speaking, it’s not on New Atlantis, though, is it?” Dimitri asked slyly.


Ami looked at him, surprised. “How did you know that?”

“I knew it!” Dimitri grinned. “It’s true. The Black Star is not on New Atlantis.”



Adam nodded. “You’re right. It orbits New Atlantis. The Black Star is a space station. And that’s where we’re going. Ready?”

Dimitri nodded and Adam rested a hand on his shoulder. “Well, then. We’ll be off. See you, Ames.”


There was another, now familiar, burst of piercing green, and then they were gone.







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